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Friday, May 31, 2013

Heavy wind damage in the neighborhood.

We had heavy winds and rain here this morning.  It was trash pickup day so the wind decided to topple all the trash cans.  We have trash everwhere plus many downed trees.

This one is next door and just missed our house by a few feet. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Look at the visitors we have been having the past 10 days or so.

These are Baltimore orioles.  First we just had one, several days later we started seeing 2 of them.  I put out jar lids with blackberry jelly in them.  Yesterday a third one appeared.  We had a feeder out for them but they prefer the jelly.  Not sure how long they will stay.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I decided to join the “Stitch Me Up Embroidery” blog since I do enjoy hand embroidery.  I always have a project ready to grab to take with me for doctor appointments or road trips. 
I ordered a sample package of the Finca thread from Jane at Janes Fabrics and Quilts and I must say it is a very nice thread.  I chose a design for my project were I could use a lot of different colors from my sample package.

I personally know Cyndi from  Bee Tree Designs so I wanted to use one of her designs  as my pattern for the door stop I made.  Hopefully Spring is just around the corner so I can open the door and put my new doorstop to use.

Please visit all the other lovely stitching projects.

I hope you will be inspired by so many and as I am,
grateful for the leadership of Jane’s Fabrics and Quilts
and for Madame Samm for her brilliant ideas and
willingness to steer so many of us to be creative.
Thank you Ladies!!

Also, thanks to all that have visited and left comments.
Your comments are encouraging to all of us.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Friendship Pillow

I recent finish. I enjoy doing hand embroidery and found this quick pattern and kit on a recent road trip with several dear friends.   

Friday, January 11, 2013


This is a Bird Brain design that I hand embroidered .  I always have a project ready to grab when I need to sit and wait for appointments for myself or my mom. I have a problem sitting and not having something to do.  I finished the piecing and quilting in time for Christmas and the winter season.  

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hawaiian Cruise

Just returned from my first cruise and first time to Hawaii.  It was a great relaxing trip.I have so many pictures I cannot decide which ones to print.  The volcano national park was awesome, the rain forest was beautiful in its own way.  The Wainea Canyon was beautiful, pictures do not do it justice.  It was nice to visit Pearl Harbor. There was so much to see and take in during our visit to four of the islands.  We hand a great time.

                                     Wianea Canyon Lookout.

Haleakala  at 9746 feet elevation.. We are above the clouds.  

Rainbow falls.
Our Ship, the Golden Princess.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree Quilt

I have finished a fun and easy to piece quilt.  Pattern is from Moda Bake Shop. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/07/oh-christmas-tree-quilt.html#more
If you have not visited this site before they offer a lot of free patterns.
Colors are much brighter than the picture shows.